Spain's state meteorological agency (Aemet) has activated a yellow alert for the Costa del Sol and Guadalhorce areas warning that up to 15 mm of rain could be recorded in one hour on Friday, 5 March. The warning is in effect from 3am though to 6pm.
The most intense downpours are expected in the westernmost part of the region, according to Aemet which predicts an instability in the weather that could last until Monday or Tuesday.
At the moment, Aemet forecasts a 75 - 100 per cent probability of having to open umbrellas in Malaga city while it is 100 per cent in towns such as Mijas, Marbella, Estepona and Ronda. On the coast the heavy rain will be accompanied by strong gusts of wind and rough seas.
As José Luis Escudero explains in his SUR blog 'Storms and Lightning', there is, however, "a lot of uncertainty" when the rainfall will leaving the Malaga province. “The vast majority of forecasts agree that the rain will arrive on Friday but they disagree when it will depart."
Temperatures are forecast to remain similar to those of recent days, although with a slight rise to the minimum from 10 degrees this Wednesday (3 March), to 12 expected from Thursday.